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targeted for assassination by the taliban because she dared to stand up and speak out. the world is just now learning about this. and reacting to it in horror. we get our report tonight from our nbc news pakistan based correspondent anna nawaz. >> reporter: she's known as a fighter for peace, for the right of girls like her to go to school. that made her an enemy of the taliban. today, gunmen hunted her down at her school in pakistan. her classmates tried to protect her, butted men waited until she came out and they shot her once in the neck, once in the head. the taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attacks, saying they wanted to kill her for at least a year, to silence a voice that dared to speak out against them. >> they cannot stop me, i will get my education, if it is in home, school or any place. >> reporter: this 2009 interview with a journalist was one the girl gave as one of the best known, most outspoken and youngest critics of the extremist forces ravaging her country. >> i was very scared. the militants can do anything. >> reporter: she refused to let fear silence
-old girl targeted for assassination by the taliban. she has become a worldwide symbol of the fight for freedom and the fight for all girls to get an education. we get an update on her condition today from nbc's amna nawaz. >> reporter: good evening, less than three days after she was shot by the taliban coming home from her school, malala yousufzai is showing signs of improvement. she is taken from peshawar to the new area, which is more equipped and has more equipment. she is not out of danger, she is still unconscious, but they are now putting her chances of survival at 70%. meanwhile, across pakistan, people continue to take to streets to condemn the taliban attack and support malala yousufzai. one demonstrator said if they kill her, ten more will come through. >> thank you. >>> a sad update from the gulf of mexico tonight, the coast guard confirmed an oil slick there is consistent with oil from the deep water horizon well, the source of the worst oil disaster in u.s. history. experts are not sure exactly where this sheen is coming from. bp says it is most likely residual oil th
.e.a.l.s presence to the taliban and murphy ordered them released and not killed. >> wouldn't even cross his mind to injure a noncombatant. >> reporter: as feared, the taliban were tipped off and attacked. his team outnumbered 10-1, fought back. they radioed for backup, but in a selfless act to save his men, murphy moved into the open, immediately drawing enemy fire to make a desperate call for help. >> he took two rounds to the back and dropped down and sat back up, picked the phone back up and started talking again. >> reporter: 19 servicemen died that day. >> it is your teammate who lays down his life for yours. >> reporter: murphy was posthumously awarded the congressional medal of honor for his character and courage. >> man your ship. >> reporter: maureen murphy, michael's mother is the ship's sponsor. >> michael is very humble, but he would be proud because of all of the crew members on the ship, they have a lot of characteristics that are like him. >> reporter: for the 290 crew member, a chance to live up to his example. >> it is truly an honor to now do our part to uphold his legacy and t
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by the taliban for speaking her mind continues to grip not only pakistan but the entire world. we have an update on her condition tonight, from all of it, from nbc's amna nawaz romney malala yousufzai is in the hospital still, but still, she is inspiring the world to act. we have seen shock and outrage since the attack, thousands coming across the country to protest the taliban attack, show their support for malala yousufzai. last night, in fact, a group of clerics came together to issue a religious condemnation against they are attackers, saying that what they did was not islamic, that it crossed the boundaries of islamic law, officials say they are closing in on the attackers in an overnight raid. three men were arrested, they said they were involved in the attack. but tonight, her condition can be described as satisfactory by a spokesperson. meanwhile, the world is just waiting for her to wake up. >>> amna nawaz, who continues to cover the story for us. >>> the folks who give out peace prizes awarded it to the european union for peace, democratic and human rights. others were shocked, europe
. >>> we have an update this morning on that 14-year-old pakistani girl shot in the head by the taliban for blogging. the senior neurosurgeon tells nbc news the girl was operated on today but remains in critical condition. however, he is optimistic about her recovery. she was air lifted to a military hospital after being attacked while on a school bus in the swat valley. in washington the state department joined in the outrage. >> directing violence at children is barbaric, it's cowardly and our hearts go out to her and the others who were wounded as well as their families. >>> now to al qaeda in iraq. the terrorist group is rebuilding after last year. al qaeda has stepped up training camps in the western dessert and has increased the full of attacks in iraq in the last few months. most of the militant fighters are thought to be former prisoners who were either released by iraqi officials or escaped from jail >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. we're going to begin with an incredibly scary attack in a pittsburgh alley. a popular teacher wa
. we, of course, will keep you updated. >>> people across pakistan stood up to the taliban taking to the streets to attempt the condemned murder of a 14-year-old girl shot in the head after blogging about girls' rights. she is reported to be out of immediate danger but doctors are considering moving her to a hospital bed in islamabad. >>> the massachusetts pharmacy considered to be the source of a deadly meningitis outbreak. they settled a lawsuit a few years ago. they have temporarily suspended operations. >>> after arguments wednesday the supreme court is now deciding whether the university of texas went too far in considering race as a factor in student admissions. >>> texas executed convicted rapist and child killer jonathan green last night despite his attorney's claim green was mentally ill. >>> russia doesn't want the u.s. to continue helping them to secure and dismantle its nuclear arsenal without changes to the deal. >>> meanwhile, russian president vladimir putin is getting some love. they starred in a video all to honor his 60th birthday. >>> and now here's an early loo
? should the u.s. apologize for u.s. marines urinating on taliban corpses? >> oh, gosh, yes. urinating on corpses? >> burning korans? >> what we should not be apologizing for are standing up for our values. what we should not be doing is saying the egyptian people, while mubarak is cracking down on them, that he's a good guy and then the next week say he ought to go. what we should not be doing is rejecting claims for calls for more security in our barracks, in our marines. we need marines in benghazi when the commander on the ground says we need more forces for security. there were requests for extra security. those requests were not honored. look, this was the anniversary of 9/11. it was libya, a country we knew we had al qaeda cells there, as we know al qaeda and its affiliates are on the rise in northern africa. and we did not give our ambassador in benghazi a marine detachment? of course there's an investigation so we can make sure that this never happens again. but when it comes to speaking up for our values, we should not apologize for those. here's the problem. look at all the
by the taliban for her fearless advocacy for girls' education. she remains in critical condition. the alleged mastermind of the attack, a top taliban commander, is still at large. >>> lebanese militant group hezbollah has declared that a drone downed over israel last week was theirs. israeli officials say the drone appeared to have been manufactured in iran, a longtime ally of hezbollah. >>> and a winner for this year's nobel peace prize this morning. in a unanimous decision the committee awarded this year's prize to the european union for its landmark role in history uniting the continent. the award downplays the current eurozone debt crisis, straining its 17 nations. >>> investigators searching for a missing 10-year-old girl in colorado are appealing to the public for help in finding her apparent abductor. meantime today, police expect to positive positively identify a body near the spot where jess "k" ridgeway disappeared one week ago. officials say the condition of the body has delayed identification and gave no indication of its age or gender. >>> now let's head to wall street and cnbc's
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